Side Effects of Thryo Tab 0.6 Mg

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My dog is on 0.6 thryo tabs and recently went for a blood test only to discover there is something wrong with his liver. The vet said the something is attacking his liver. There might be a mass. i would like to know if this is due to the pills
asked Mar 9, 2012 by anonymous

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Thyro-Tabs for Dogs 0.6 mg, 120 Caplets (levothyroxine) are indicated for use when the thyroid gland underperforms or when it has been removed, resulting in thyroid hormone insufficiency. This product replaces thyroid hormone to normalize biological processes and remedy symptoms (weight gain, lethargy, skin problems) associated with hypothyroidism.

The clinical effects of levothyroxine sodium therapy are slow in being manifested. Overdosage of any thyroid drug may produce the signs and symptoms of thyrotoxicosis including, but not limited to: polydipsia, polyuria, polyphagia, reduced heat tolerance and hyperactivity or personality change. Thyro-Tabs 0.7 mg caplets contain FD&C Yellow #5 (tartrazine) which has been associated with allergic-type reactions
(including bronchial asthma) in susceptible humans.

A canine liver mass may develop for several reasons including environmental factors, foods, infections or chemical carcinogens, such as pesticides.

The liver is the largest organ in a dog's body and it performs hundreds of functions every day including filtering blood, aiding in breathing and producing proteins. When a dog is discovered to have a liver mass, it can be either benign (non-cancerous) or malignant (cancerous).

To confirm the diagnosis of a liver mass, the veterinarian will run several tests including blood tests, a biopsy of the liver, x-rays and an ultrasound to determine the size and location of the mass.

The prognosis for a canine with a liver mass will vary greatly based on the type of liver mass present (benign or malignant), as well as whether metastasis has occurred.
answered Jan 30, 2013 by kringlelim Diamond Guide (1,191 points)